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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.52/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Our version of an authentic English-style ale, generally the most "special" ale offered by the brewery. Made with imported Maris Otter malt and East Kent and Styrian Goldings hops.

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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bulk_Carrier (5838) - Essex Junction, Vermont, USA - APR 18, 2017
Reviewed from notes. The appearance was a copper color with a quarter fingers worth of white foamy head. Quick fade, and no lace. The aroma had some freshly cut grass, light wood and some biscuit-like malts. Light earthy/leathery side notes. The flavor wants to be sweet but has that sneaky sort of earthy/herbal/biscuit malty dryness flowing over some cereal/earthy/barnyard leafiness. Aftertaste is all about the malts with a quick snappy sort of earthy finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fair sessionability about it. Sturdy carbonation and decent ABV. Overall, tis good. Id have again with some fish and chips.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jow (3854) - New York, USA - SEP 27, 2011
On tap at Stagshead. Pours copper with thin head. Taste is caramel, earthy, citrus, grains, and biscuits. low carbonation. ok brew

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - MAR 19, 2008
On tap at BT. Deep copper amber in color with a little off white head. Malty grainy caramel aroma. Nutty notes. Cereal bready malty flavor. Smooth tasting. Sweet. Medium bodied. Nice beer. Very drinkable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
golubj (1377) - San Mateo, California, USA - MAR 17, 2008
Draft at the Blind Tiger. Copper color with some head. Slightly sweet and bready malt aroma with some european hops. Flavor is the same, subtle bitterness but balanced with the bready and sweet malt. Nice beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Eyedrinkale (3214) - Astoria, New York, USA - MAR 16, 2008
On tap at BT. Copper amber with a small head. Aroma is cereal and malt, hardly any hops. Although the aroma would make you this this stuff is sweet, its really not. Flavor is dry and malty with. Nice flour flavor. Toasty.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (17266) - Pori, FINLAND - MAR 12, 2008
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Dark nutty brown color, off-white head. Nutty, mildly coffeish aroma. Palate is a bit on thin side. Flavor is dominated by woody-nutty malty flavors with some light and odd fruity notes. Very light licorice notes in the finish. Drinkable, but a bit bland to be in the "premium class" ESB.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
auerbrau (3203) - Ithaca, New York, USA - MAR 10, 2008
On tap at Zenos Pub - State College, PA. Light malt nose. Faint. Pours a deeply hued copper, with fading rim of rocky white. Flavor starts predictably. Fresh bright honey-like malt, with oak background, grasses, and fresh chewy hops. Carbonation on the lower end is appropriate. Signature Southampton yeast profile sneaks through for a brief glimpse. Chewy. Smack is incredible. A rolling glow of real earthy fresh farm tones, heavy Flax seed, minerals, and salt. Almost oily in a omega way. Grassy milk residuals and fish bones. Complex and long lasting. Hop character is completely nuanced. If the sugars lied a little lighter on the tongue and the malt expressed a little more character mid-way, this beer would be astounding.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
puzzl (3258) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 24, 2008
Tap at the Publick House. Biscuity malts in the nose, not much complexity or oomph. Downplayed and subtle, which is always good for a style like this, but it lacks the depth or smoothness I was looking for. Taste has a gentle bitterness, earthy, biscuits. Not too sessionable.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
adrian910ss (2572) - Doylestown, PA, USA - FEB 19, 2008
On tap at the Southampton Publick House 2/16/08. Pours a clear amber with a medium white head. Aroma of wheat, grains and bread dough. Taste is grainy with hints of wheat. Average.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - FEB 18, 2008
Tap @ SPH. Poured a clear copper with an off-white head. Earthy and citrus hop aroma and flavor. Caramel malt makes up the base. Mild sweetness with an earthy dry moderately bitter finish. Light to medium body. Im not an ESB fan but this wasnt bad.


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